During the 20th celebration of the Essence Festival, held in storied and cultured New Orleans, actor and funny man Anthony Anderson discussed what it really means to be black. His conclusion? There’s no real answer to that question. And that’s exactly what his new sitcom, Blackish, slated to appear on ABC, explores. In the show’s […]

The more some tell us that we must ignore race in order to beat racism, the more we see that racism continues to infect a weakened America. I remember having an opportunity to discuss the issue of race in America a few years back as the only (outspoken) political conservative in the room during a […]

Though people of all races are afforded more opportunity these days, the truth is that slavery will have an impact on race relations for generations to come. Belle takes us back to a time when those with darker complexions could not enjoy the same luxuries as their lighter counterparts, even if they were of a high social […]

Russell Simmons took the stage at Arsenio to chop it up about all things hip-pop. During his interview, Uncle Rush spoke on KiD CuDi’s comments on the state of hip-pop as well as the controversial headlines surrounding Kanye West. He shared his personal views on the current state of rap music, the use of the N-word […]

A fraternity chapter at the University of Mississippi has been suspended, with three freshmen kicked out completely, after they became suspects in a racial campus incident. According to The Huffington Post, the Alpha Chapter was suspended by its national organization after a noose was found around the neck of the James Meredith statue. James Meredith […]

Here are some sobering statistics to ruin your Tuesday morning. A new survey conducted by the Crime and Delinquency journal report that a third of Americans are arrested by the time they are 23-years-old. Broken down, that means nearly half of black males and 40 percent of white males are behind bars by the time […]

Julianne Hough is still getting a lot of heat for dressing up as Crazy Eyes from the Netflix show Orange Is The New Black and painting her face a darker shade of brown during a Hollywood Halloween party last weekend. Now, transgender OITNB star Laverne Cox, who plays Sophia, is speaking out about Julianne’s costume choice: “I […]

Somali-born supermodel, Iman, may be one of the most successful black models in the world, but the road to the top wasn’t always paved with good intention. Now that Iman is a household name, she is using her legacy to regulate the representation of women of color in the fashion industry that she feels like “sends a message to […]